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1853 Robert Hodgson becomes the first native Islander ever to be named chief justice. He will also be the first Islander knighted and the first Islander to be named lieutenant governor.
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Events and Activities

Beginners Welcome for Heritage Social Dance Group at Beaconsfield

New dancers are welcome for this fall's Heritage Social Dance Group at Beaconsfield dance evenings. Dancing will begin on Wednesday, September 11th, from 7:00 to 9:15 pm at the Beaconsfield Carriage house. No previous dance exerience is needed and a partner is not required.

The social dances that are learned are from set dancing traditions that were popular during the 18th and 19th centuries and are still danced today around the world - Scottish country, English Country, quadrilles, and round dances.

evening will include simple dances that include basic steps and formations as well as more complex dances and formations. Depending on interest, there may be a time each evening espcially for new dancers.

A dance party in early December will feature a program of favourite dancers from the fall classes.

Heritage Social Dance Party at Beaconsfield

The Heritage Social Dance Group at Beaconsfield will be holding their annual December Dance Party on Friday, December 6th, from 7:00pm - 9:30pm, ath the Beaconsfield Carriage House, corner of Kent and West Streets, Charlottetown. The dances on the program will be from the Scottish Country, English COuntry, and Old Time traditions. Visitors without previous experience with this type of dancing will be invited to join in several of the simple dances. The Carriage House will be festive and there will be light refreshments following the dancing. This will be your last opportunity to dance with the group until early March. All are invited